Apparently President Obama may be planning to cut social security, medicaid and medicare, but has still yet to seriously consider cutting a penny of defense spending. From yesterday’s Time [emphasis mine]:
All told, U.S. military spending in 2011 will exceed $700 billion — the most since World War II. That amounts to more than half of all government discretionary spending. It represents 35% of total military spending on the planet. And yet it’s doubtful that the idea of substantially reducing the defense budget was raised by either side during last week’s negotiations. Instead, the White House celebrated the meager accomplishment of not increasing the Pentagon budget quite as much as the Republicans had proposed — though, rest assured, it will still increase. “We won the argument,” one Democratic spinner crowed in an e-mail to the Washington Post.
God help us if they start to lose.
Ha-ha-ha, it’s funny because it’s so lame. You can call (202) 224-3121 to give Congress a piece of your mind, today.
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